Librarian, educator, journalist. Born– Mar. 30, 1879, in Monroe, N.C. Parents– William Junius and Lucy (Persall) Scroggs. Education– Alabama Polytechnic Institute, B.S., M.S.; Harvard University, Ph.D. Librarian and instructor in English at Alabama Polytechnic Institute 1900-1904; editorial staff member Encyclopaedia Britannica 1907-1908; professor and dean Louisiana State University, 1908-1913 and 1941-1945; trade expert for U.S. Shipping Board; financial writer for New York Evening Post; statistician for Western Electric Co.; member editorial staff New York World; director of information service for Council on Foreign Relations.


Who Was Who in America, Vol. 3.


A Century of Banking Progress. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, 1924.

Early Trade and Travel in the Lower Mississippi Valley. Baton Rouge, La.; Ortlieb Printing House, 1911.

Filibusters and Financiers; the Story of William Walker and His Associates. New York; Macmillan, 1916.

Steamship Fuel Stations in Foreign Countries and Non-contiguous United States Territories. Washington, D.C.; Government Printing Office, 1919.

The Story of Louisiana; a Textbook for Schools. Indianapolis, Ind.; Bobbs-Merrill, 1924.


The United States in World Affairs; an Account of American Foreign Relations. New York; Simon & Schuster, 1931-1971.